Technical Prerequisites of Population-Based Imaging
The main goal of population-based imaging is to gain insight into physiological and pathophysiological processes of individuals by assessing corresponding morphological and functional changes in the general population using imaging techniques. This approach is fundamentally different from the usual clinical approach, where the individual examination is in the center of attention and usually not directly related or compared to population-based imaging data. Therefore, specific technical and organizational prerequisites have to be met in order to successfully conduct population-based imaging studies. In this chapter, these prerequisites will be discussed concerning the underlying imaging modalities as well as aspects of data storage and data processing.
KeywordsIntravenous Contrast Agent Quality Assurance Test Efficient Analysis Method Ideal Imaging Modality Actual Data Acquisition
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